May 6, 2020

Dear Thoughtful First Grade Students,

Joke for the Day: What do you say to a rabbit on its birthday?  Answer:  Hoppy Birthday.

Today in writing, you will be writing about yourself for your barebook.  At the end of a book, authors always tell a little bit about themselves.  You can tell about your family, what you like to write about, or some of your favorite things.  It is fun for readers to know a little bit about the author – it can inspire them to want to become writers too!  Make sure to share some fun and interesting details about yourself!

Thinking about you all the time.  Love, Mrs. Wood

May 5, 2020

Dear Stellar First Grade Students,

Joke for the Day: What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?  Answer:  A “tuba” toothpaste.

This week we are learning about partitions.  You divide things into partitions when you break them into equal parts.  That made me think of pizza!  When my family has pizza, we all want to have the same size piece, so we have to divide our pizza into partitions.  We have two people in our family, so we need two equal parts; we cut our pizza into halves.  If you have four people in your family, you will need four equal parts, so you will need to cut your pizza into fourths.

If you have some extra time this week, visit this site Pizza Partitions, and you learn how to make your own pretend pizza and cut it into partitions.

Have fun.  Love, Mrs. Wood